50D, The Man, And Me

Wow. Seriously. That’s the only word that I can form sometimes when I’m seeing what this lovely new machine can do. Just… wow.

Fall Arrives

We’re both going a bit retro right now too. I pulled out the old Nikon 4004s (a wedding prezzie from The Man back in the day) and we managed to dig up a couple of rolls of color 400 film so he took it out for a walk. No word on the photos yet, but we’re going to get them done at Walgreens so that we can have that negative-to-digital thing done.

$1 A Shot

It should be interesting to see how well the shots come out. I had to laugh — I took a photo with the 4004s and immediately pulled it away from my face to check the preview on the back. Problem is, film cameras don’t have a digital preview screen. New habits die hard.


We met the Flickrs for a photowalk around Robinette’s the other day, the usual suspects were there. You know, there really is nothing like Robinette’s in the Autumn. Sure, they sell pies and doughnuts all year long, but I swear to The Maker, they taste BETTER in October and November. I swear it. It’s a Great Unexplained Truth.


Have I mentioned how much I love this camera? Have I mentioned how much I love Robinette’s? Oh. Ok then. 🙂

1/2 Peck

Labor Day In Eastown


The Man and I met up with a few of the GR Flickrs for brunch today. We meant to meet at Kava House for coffee, then walk. Funny how so many coffee shops were closed for the holiday… including Kava House. D’oh! That’s fine though, because we ended up down the street at the Brandywine Restaurant. Mmmm, bagels…


After brunch we did a walkabout in Eastown, finally ending up quite by chance at the Beerhorst house. The Beerhorsts are an über-talented family of artisans who just happen to live in one of the coolest houses in Eastown. Mr. Beerhorst was very kind and invited all eight of us to prowl the premises for photos, and did we ever!


They have a lovely, productive garden in the back of the house, along with a small shed/studio and a few chickens. The studio is two levels with a lovely drawing and painting room upstairs, and a more functional work area on the ground level.


The family has an art show and sale at the house every Autumn and I’ve always wanted to go but never had the time. I think this year I must make the time.

After the Beerhorst house we rambled back to the Brandywine via some Eastown back streets, where I managed to pick up this lovely shot of a well decorated, aging blue garage.

Blue Wall I

What a great day! It was wonderful meeting up with Yolanda, Terry, Katie and the rest of the gang again after so long. We had a great meal together, a wonderful walk, and some refreshing conversation. Oh, and photos too! I hope I can make it to another meetup soon!


We Come In Peace! Take Us To Your Leader!